Monday, April 15, 2019
The APA National Conference in San Francisco, CA is underway and we’re excited for those in attendance. Join Christopher Shires for a presentation on The Dating Game: Selecting a Consultant this Tuesday, April 16th from 8:30-9:45 a.m. PDT.
Is hiring a consultant like being a contestant on “The Dating Game”? In this session modeled after the game show, the “city” and the “consultants” are screened and can ask questions before they choose their date. The questions are drawn from real experiences from planners in the public and private sectors. Often communities do not have the time or expertise to complete planning projects in-house and need the assistance of a private planning consultant. There are many different approaches that have worked well for the public and private consultant planner. This session focuses on strategies that have worked well for both and some that did not work out as intended. The panel provides perspectives from both sides and shares examples.